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Shabb presents “Small-group peer- and self-evaluations reveal behaviors correlated with learning outcomes”

On Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, from noon to 1 p.m., Dr. John Shabb, associate professor in the UND Department of Biomedical Sciences, will present “Small-Group Peer- and Self-Evaluations Reveal Behaviors Correlated with Learning Outcomes” in Room W203 on the SMHS Northeast Campus. The presentation will also be streamed live and recorded for later viewing. You are welcome to bring your own lunch to this event!

Dr. Shabb teaches a large-enrollment undergraduate biochemistry course in an active learning environment. Over the past three years he has developed a survey tool in which students periodically assess small-group function. In this session, you will learn why it is important for students to reflect on their own learning, how Dr. Shabb manages the task of peer- and self-evaluations, and what insights he has gained about student behaviors that contribute to effective learning.

Dr. Shabb’s talk is part of the SMHS Education Resources team’s “Educator-Scholar Sessions,” a new faculty development offering from the Teaching & Learning branch of Education Resources. Sessions support faculty-to-faculty sharing of teaching and learning experience, tips, challenges, and strategies in medical education.

This series is free and open to anyone at UND, and sessions can be streamed from our website:

If you have any questions, would like more information, or would like to lead a future session, please contact Adrienne Salentiny at